With temperatures topping 90 degrees in Fort Worth, Texas, last week, residents without air conditioning certainly had a lot to complain about, especially 95-year-old Julius Hatley. But Hatley made the best of his situation, sitting on his porch in the shade to keep cool. He even continued his yard work, despite the unbearable heat. On Thursday, the 95-year-old’s luck took a turn. Drenched in sweat, the man called the Fort Worth Police Department to report his broken air conditioner. After responding to a few other calls first, Officer William Margolis and his partner, Christopher Weir, made their way to Hatley’s home, where they discovered both his central air conditioning and window unit were broken. Hatley’s house was about 85 to 90 degrees inside.
… One of the officers couldn’t shake the image of the elderly man sitting in his home in the sweltering heat, so he decided to make a pit stop at Home Depot and his partner agreed. The officers asked employees for help finding a good air conditioning unit, explaining Hatley’s situation in the process. The Home Depot workers were so touched by the officers’ kind gesture, they offered to pitch in their own money, too.